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WE'RE HIRING! ACCOUNT MANAGER

09.02.24

WE'RE HIRING! ACCOUNT MANAGER


WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR:


We’re looking for a brilliant Account Manager to join our fast-growing and vibrant sports PR agency. The dream candidate will be a positive and collaborative team player, with outstanding communication skills, stellar media contacts and a drive to shape and deliver high quality work.


We’d love to identify an individual who is ambitious to build their dream PR career in the industry, and to play a prominent role in a team environment that is building something special.


Oh, and you’ll also LOVE sport!


WHO WE ARE:


We are MatchFit, THE specialist sports PR agency.


We unleash the power of ‘earned’ storytelling for world-class clients including The FA, Manchester City, LiveScore, Rematch, GB Taekwondo, The EFL, Sportsbreaks.com and Topps. These amazing clients span trailblazing rightsholders and governing bodies, through to bold and ambitious brands sitting at the heart of consumer and sporting culture.


Our people were born with sport in their DNA, and this shared bond propels us forward and truly immerses us in the industry we love. Combined with our award-winning PR passion, together we grow grassroots as much as we elevate the elite, connect brands and sponsors with fans and build business reputations.


If you want everyone to love sport as much as we do, then we’d love to hear from you.


ROLE OVERVIEW:


The Account Manager will play a hugely important role at the heart of several of our world-class clients, reporting into an Account Director and our Head of Clients. You will also be responsible for line-managing an Account Executive as you develop your future leadership credentials.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Outstanding client servicing skills

  • Brilliant teamwork skills

  • The ability to manage and communicate well both upwards and downwards

  • Evidence of being a confident and proactive problem solver

  • The ability to manage their time across multiple accounts at a high level

  • A proven ability to deliver high-quality PR campaigns

  • Calm confidence when working with high-profile talent

  • A natural love and enthusiasm for PR, and for unearthing and telling amazing stories through media relations and content.

  • A desire to play a role in new business pitches within a growing agency

  • A genuine love of sport

  • Be able to commute to our office in Shoreditch, London


Beneficial attributes for a candidate:

  • Experience within digital and SEO focused PR campaigns

  • Direct experience of working on sport related clients or campaigns

(Note: We do not expect candidates to come from an agency that specialises in sport, indeed relevant consumer PR experience is every bit as valuable)


PERKS AND BENEFITS:


  • MatchFit Sporting Moment: Furthering our mission ‘We Want Everyone To Love Sport As Much As We Do’, our people have £250 each year to spend on a unique sport experience. Recent examples include a London Marathon entry and New York Knicks tickets!

  • Annual profit-share scheme with a twist; our people can choose between a financial or holiday-based reward

  • 22 days holiday as standard with additional days added for each year of service, plus 1.5 weeks over the Christmas and New Year period

  • 1-for-1 day-in-lieu, for any time spent out at weekend client events

  • Hybrid working policy, with Monday and Friday designated as work-from-home days

  • Training and Development including ‘Lunch and Learn’ – our vibrant monthly internal programme – and external opportunities and courses

  • Free team lunch on the house once each week

  • Teams socialsevery quarter, and an annual Christmas party day

  • Cycle to workscheme

  • Over 30,000 deals and discounts through our Charlie HR ‘Perks at Work’ platform


SALARY:


  • Starting from £37k DOE.


PROCESS:


  • To apply, please share your CV and covering letter to hello@matchfit.biz

  • Closing date is midday on Monday 26th February

  • Target date for offer is Wednesday 13th March 

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